"The Receptive" is changing to "Transformation"
In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 transforming to hexagram #49 with a total of 4 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #2 to #49.
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The first hexagram #2 breaks down into the upper trigram of Earth positioned above an identical lower trigram of Earth.
The successive completed hexagram, #49, is built from a transformed upper trigram of Lake positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Fire.
The starting hexagram #2:
The meaning of hexagram #2
The Receptive is the hexagram denoting "devotion" and the spirit of the Earth. Fertile ground is required for creation. The hexagram of "the receptive" often has a strong female meaning, but can denote a powerful relationship between either a man and a woman, a father and son or between friends. A conscious act of devotion and a willingness to stand by that person, principle or force which sustains us, guides us or fills us with energy.
The changing lines between hexagram 2 and hexagram 49
Changing line #1
"The Ice is Coming" - Frost is underfoot, but soon there will be ice. Pay attention to problems now, as they are warnings of even greater problems yet to come. Issues addressed at this early stage will be much easier to deal with.
Changing line #3
"For the Greater Good" - There are times to attract attention to oneself, and there are times when the self is less important than the good of others, or the good of the whole. Success and victory are not always personal victories. The modest person achieves greatness by supporting his or her peers.
Changing line #4
"The Bound Satchel" - Danger is associated with visibility here. Keep ones thoughts, writings and work under wraps until the danger passes. A time to keep secrets. Ideas and opinions should often be saved for the right moment.
Changing line #5
"The Yellow Garment" - Yellow symbolizes the earth and that which is authentic. Look beneath the surface to see what is real. Outward appearances are less important than that which lies beneath. A simple yellow garment is worn underneath. Modesty, integrity and simplicity will defeat flashy displays and superficial efforts.
The future hexagram #49:
The meaning of hexagram #49
This hexagram implies a time of great change. It is important to remember that there will be no mistakes made at this time. Change is what happens -- not just what is intended. This is a time of shedding the old and seeing with fresh eyes. A geographic move may be referenced here. This could also be a time of new employment, new understandings or new solutions. You may find yourself undergoing an inner transformation, where you de-throne old attitudes that no longer serve your vision. Let events happen. Change will wash over you like water.
For more about hexagram #49, including changing lines for #49 visit the main hexagram #49 page.
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